XSS Vulnerability Found In Real-Time Find and Replace WordPress Plugin

A serious security flaw discovered in a WordPress plugin risked over 100,000 websites. Researchers identified it as an XSS vulnerability in the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin.

Real-Time Find and Replace Plugin Vulnerability

The security team from Wordfence found another vulnerable WordPress plugin. This time, it is the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin that had contained an XSS vulnerability affecting thousands of websites. Exploiting the flaw could allow an attacker to gain administrative access to the site and perform malicious activities.

Real-Time Find and Replace plugin helps to…


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Mozilla’s Hubs Cloud is Like WordPress for Social Virtual Spaces

Mozilla today announced the launch of Hubs Cloud, an AWS-hosted service that allows organizations to run their own private virtual spaces that can be customized to their needs.

You may have heard of Hubs already; it’s Mozilla’s web-based social VR platform which makes it easy for participants across mobile, desktop, and VR to join together in virtual spaces directly through the web browser.

While anyone can make and join rooms for free in Hubs, Mozilla is now giving away the foundation of the platform so that organizations can use it as a basis…


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Guide to develop E-learning Website over WordPress

With newer and versatile technical applications, the innovation brought by humans is shaping humanity for the long run. Like the innovation of conventional classroom practices into more digitized and smart sessions. Hence, enters e-Learning WordPress where students can test their potential while going through the study material online which can also help in their education.

WordPress has taken over as the vintage website into Learning Management tool. The general idea of converting WordPress from CMS to LCMS is to develop e-Learning website.

Giving fierce competition to the marketing…


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WordPress Plugin Bug Opens 100K Websites to Compromise – Threatpost

Legions of website visitors could be infected with drive-by malware, among other issues, thanks to a CSRF bug in Real-Time Search and Replace.

A high-severity cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Real-Time Find and Replace, a WordPress plugin installed on more than 100,000 sites, could lead to cross-site scripting and the injection of malicious JavaScript anywhere on a victim site.

According to research from Wordfence released on Monday, the malicious code injection could be used to create a new administrative user account, steal session cookies, redirect users to a…


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Hackers are creating backdoor accounts and cookie files on WordPress sites running OneTone


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Hackers are actively targeting WordPress sites running the OneTone theme to exploit a vulnerability that allows them to read and write site cookies and create backdoor admin accounts.

The campaign has been going since the start of the month, and it’s still underway.

The vulnerability is a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug in OneTone, a popular but now…


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WordPress plugin bug lets hackers create rogue admin accounts

WordPress owners are advised to secure their websites by updating the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin to prevent attackers from injecting malicious code into their sites and creating rogue admin accounts by exploiting a Cross-Site Request Forgery flaw.

The security vulnerability is a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) that leads to Stored Cross-Site Scripting (Stored XSS) attacks and it impacts all Real-Time Find and Replace versions up to 3.9.

It can be abused to trick WordPress admins into injecting malicious JavaScript into their own websites’ pages after clicking a malicious link…


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Should the Block Editor Have a Grid System? – WordPress Tavern

Laying out a webpage design and getting every element aligned perfectly can be a tough job. Even many developers rely on CSS grid frameworks. Granted, with the introduction of the flexbox and grid systems in the CSS language, such frameworks are becoming unnecessary. Whether it is getting the vertical and horizontal rhythm down or simply aligning an image next to a bit of text, page layouts are often done best via some sort of grid system.

This becomes even more apparent when building a page layout visually through the WordPress block editor. The current iteration of the editor does…


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Best web hosting services in 2020 for small business: Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, and more

There are thousands of web hosting providers. Some hosting companies run their own data centers. Others rent virtual machines from cloud service providers. All provide some way for their customers to appear online. But choosing the right hosting provider for you can prove to be quite the challenge. While you no longer need to be a programmer or an IT professional to properly configure a web presence, you do need to understand marketing and design and know how to get your message across.

We’ve…


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How to Sell Gift Cards on Your WordPress Site

Digital gift cards are an excellent way for businesses to supplement their cash flow and boost revenues, especially during this public health crisis like COVID-19.

Customers have always bought gift cards to use in the future, but they may buy them now as a way to support local businesses through this tough time. If you’re wondering how to set up your WordPress site to sell gift cards, we’ve got you covered.

Why Sell Gift Cards

Gift card sales reached a high of $160 billion in 2018, doubling their growth in a decade. While most people still prefer a physical gift card, the market…


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Duplicated Vulnerabilities in WordPress Plugins

During a recent plugin audit, we noticed a weird pattern among many plugins responsible for performing a specific task: Duplicating a page or a post.

With a bit of research, we came to the following conclusion: Many of these plugins came from the same source — and contained the same vulnerabilities.

SQL Injections in Vulnerable Plugins

Let’s talk for a moment about the original code sample that this entire scenario stems from: A blog post from Misha Rudrastyh, written back in 2013, detailing how to duplicate posts without the help of a plugin by inserting a bit of code into a theme’s…


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